Monday, June 09, 2008

star quilt along, week 7

Welcome to week 7 of the quilt along. This marks the half way point of the star blocks!

cut 4 squares 4 1/2" from the background fabric
cut 1 square 5 1/4" from the background fabric

cut one square 4 1/2" from a dark fabric
cut 2 squares 5 1/4" from a dark fabric

cut one square 5 1/4" from a medium fabric

cut all the squares that measure 5 1/4" into quarter square triangles

layout as shown



(this is a good time to trim the ends off the triangles)


Once the block is all sewn together, square up to 12.5".
Any questions, I'll answer in the comments.
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My little guy is done with first grade, and it's our first day of summer vacation. It's going to be interesting. :) It's going to take us a while to get into a groove, but once we do, I have a feeling that it's going to be great.
My husband started a longer commute today, also. They moved the location of his office to downtown Minneapolis. Thankfully he is carpooling, and his job is great, so we aren't complaining. He gets to work from home on Fridays, and that's only a half day. It sure beats last year, when at this time he was starting his new job (here), I was alone with our 3 kids trying to sell a house (in Michigan). Now that was stressful.
Hope you have a happy Monday!

25 comments:

Frieda said...

This is one of my favorite blocks. I can't wait to get started. Have a fun week and enjoy those babies while they are home with you.(they go off to college too fast).

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

Ugh. Block 7 already?? I just finished block 5!! I've got some cutting and sewing to do!

Anina said...

Pretty! I used all my white fabric on the second "winging it" quilt, so this may have to wait until the mail man brings me more.

mamaspark said...

Where in MI? That's where I live now!

nicolette said...

Block 7, great number, great block! Thanjks again Amandajean and enjoy those young rascals!

Lori Jolley said...

I think this one is pretty! This is so fun and such an easy way to get a quilt done! Thank you!

driftwood said...

the block is lovely, I keep wanting to join in, but I must finish the first one.....
hope you have a much more relaxing summer than last year, that sounded like a lot of stress.

amanda said...

I made this one two weeks ago, yay! Now I can spend the day making the setting blocks --do I have to? I just wish they would magically appear somehow on my table.

Julie said...

I am ready! This is a very cute star. I hope your summer works out well. I am originally from Michigan too - suburbs of Detroit. But that was a LONG time ago.

Candace said...

Very pretty block, and I like the name. My kids are long grown, but your son is at a very special age. I hope you enjoy your summer with him and don't get in too strict of a groove. Sounds like the beginning of an exciting time in your life.

Em said...

Oh crud! I'm only finished with 3 blocks! I need to get working on these tonight!!! I made myself a deal though - before I can sew anything else, I have to clean out the kids winter clothing!!!! I guess I need to get to work on that too!! Bye!

Glenna said...

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Needled Mom said...

This is a great block. I can't wait to checkout the different ones that folks are doing.

Glad that your husband's commute is easier now. That sounds like a hectic year last year. YIKES! It's gotta be an easier summer for you.

Kacie said...

Hi, AmandaJean!

I just launched a new community website for quilters like you and your readers: www.quiltivate.com! I linked to this block for those looking for directions for the Ohio Star quilt block (http://www.quiltivate.com/blocks/49-ohio-star). I'd love for you and your readers to share what you're working on with all of your creations at Quiltivate.com!

I've been a subscriber to your blog and an admirer of your work for a while now -- thanks for sharing your talent with us! :o)

Philigry said...

hey there! happy summer! hope you had a great weekend!

John said...

Finally, some progress! Block 5 done this evening (it was H-A-R-D), and blocks 6 and 7 are all cut and laid out, waiting to be put together. It's 12AM though and I have work tomorrow, so it's off to bed for now ... pics later in the week, I hope!

Roxanne said...

Has it been a year already? Wow, time flies, huh. Why have we not gotten together now that you're so close? :)

Karen said...

This block looks great! I'm all caught up and have one of my setting blocks done. I'm loving this project. Thanks for having this QAL for us. I love checking out everyone's blocks and seeing all of the different fabric choices. All of our quilts are the same, but different. Love it. BTY, one of my daughters and her family live in Plymouth and her husband carpools to work and also works from home on Fridays...hummmmmm...do ya think???

Martha said...

I found your site about two weeks ago, and the longer I look at the quilt along, the more I feel compelled to join....so please add me to your quilt along group! The blocks are beautiful and I can't wait to get started and try to catch up.

Anne K. said...

The block is adorable - I love ginghams and prints paired up. Have fun!

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

the block is wonderful! I just have no idea how you get everything to line up so perfectly :)

Have a wonderful first day of vacation. My kids are out this Friday. I am so excited :)

SO happy that things are going so well for your family... what a difference a year makes, huh?

Rachelmp said...

I'm going to put no 7 together at lunchtime when I rush back home for a little while. Thanks Amandajean - really enjoying putting them together

sulu-design said...

First grade - done already? How this year flew! And we both lived to tell about it. Keep plugging along! I'm trying to myself...

John said...

All caught up now! Yaaay!

liso. said...

i tried to leave a comment the other day but i don't think it worked...

i'm doing the quilt along! (though it probably can't be considered that two years later...) I started on saturday and just finished this block... i'm using orange and turquoise as 'inspired' by nettie over at 'a quilt is nice'

love love love your directions... i've been afraid to do triangles ever since i was a kid and this is the first time i've really tried and i'm feeling so successful! i'll add my many thanks to everyone else's...